Italy White

Adalia 2018 Soave Singan

Like all wines from the Soave DOC, this 2018 Adalia Singan is primarily made from the the Garganega grape, with the addition of other varietals, including the native Trebbiano di Soave. The vines are trellised in the pergola trentina fashion, allowing a canopy of leaves to soak up the maximum amount of sunlight while the fruit hangs shaded below. Vineyards are located 250 meters above sea level to calcareous soils. Fruit is picked by hand at the end of September before being destemmed and gently pressed. Fermented naturally, including a short time on the skins. Aged in stainless steel before bottling. The nose shows breezy aromas of grass, sea salt, apple, almond and apricot skins. On the palate, there are halved and grilled lemons, salt, orchard fruit, and a touch of tender brioche. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 43 in stock
  • $17.99

Bulli nv Colli Piacentini Ortrugo Frizzante

This frizzante is 100% Ortrugo. A grape once used mostly as a blending companion to the more fancied Malvasia, it is known for articulated acidity, thus making it a perfect foundation for sparkling and semi-sparkling wines. In recent years, it has come out of the shadows and is frequently used for single-varietal wines, mostly coming from the region of Colli Piacentini in Emilia-Romagna, known for its limestone soil. The Bulli Ortrugo begins with vines of 10-50 years of age. Guyot trained. The grapes are picked in September and October. Native yeasts are used to ferment the wine dry, and after waiting over the winter months, grape must from the autumn harvest is added to induce secondary fermentation. This, of course, gives the wine a sparkle. Like all wines from Bulli, it sees no added SO2. When first poured, before getting air, the nose is crushed and chalky limestone. Released soon after are aromas of savory/sweet Jordan almonds, nectarines and blossoms, along with a trace of that original, almost smokey, minerality. The palate is salty, with flavors of firm pear, sage, and a very long, dry finish of fresh lemon zest. The color is that of homemade lemon-water. Contrary to what is said about Ortrugo, I didn't find this wine incredibly high in acid. Well balanced flavors and structure here. Paired very well with Friday night sushi. David Hatzopoulos

  • white sparkling
  • 51 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $34.99

Cardedu 2019 Vermentino di Sardegna Nuo

Coming from vines in San Vito, Sardinia, planted to the region's grumbling granite soils, mixed with red-tinted quartz. Vine age is 10 years. Grapes harvested in late August and early September. In the cellar, the fermentation is natural, in stainless steel, including 6-8 hours of skins contact. The wine ages in 1950s concrete tanks before being bottled without filtration. This Vermentino has an incredibly special nose. A bouquet of herbs (basil, thyme, rosemary), with sliced, chilled yellow tomato slices and  shaved parmigiana. The palate has tart, small yellow apples, lemon zest, and more green herbs. The structure is bright, with a swish of delicious, tender texture - ending with a long salty finish peaked with great acid. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $22.99

De Bartoli 1990 Marsala Superiore Vigna la Micia

In the 1700 and 1800’s, Marsala’s reputation was as wine of great quality, but in the last century only one grower, Marco de Bartoli, has managed to produce truly fine Marsala. This is wine made in a similar manner as Port, Madeira, and Sherry: fortified with brandy, and aged exposed to heat and oxygen. The resulting wines are very long-lived, and are basically indestructible; you can open this bottle and enjoy it over an extended period. At De Bartoli, La Micia is usually a multi-vintage blend, but in 1990 – as in a couple of other exceptional years – they made a single-vintage wine. This is a Marsala Oro – golden colored, and lighter and more delicate than most other Marsala we’ve tasted. There is a modest amount of residual sugar in the wine, so it’s a bit sweet, but good naturally acidity provides balance and keeps the wine refreshing. Aromas of apricot, nuts, anise, and stony earth follow-through in the flavor of the wine, and the finish is long without being overpowering. We’ve had some at home a couple of times this week; first as an apertif with Marcona almonds – a fantastic salty/sweet play on the palate. Last night we had some with dessert – pecan cookies – another great combo, as the nuttiness of both the wine and the cookies worked beautifully together. We suggest trying this with any not-too-sweet dessert – biscotti, pound cake, nut cakes, or nuts and dried fruit, or – we bet it will be great – cheese. JW

  • white fortified medium-sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $31.99

  • white medium-sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $44.99

Fiorano - Boncompagni Ludovisi 1992 Vino da Tavola Principe di Venosa (Semillon) Botte 46

This wine is in the warehouse and will not be available for pick-up or delivery until after August 7th. 

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $69.99

Giol 2018 Prosecco Sur Lie (organic, no so2)

Another rare wine in the world of Prosecco – a true natural wine, certified organic, made without sulphur, refermented in bottle and aged on the lees. What you get is Prosecco with real character and rich flavor. It’s aromatically bright with lemon notes, and in the mouth is bone dry with refreshing green apple, savory and stony, and great with food with its charming very slightly bitter and fresh finish. A wine that way out-performs at the price. Jamie Wolff

  • white sparkling
  • 27 in stock
  • no discount
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $139.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $229.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $499.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $199.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $189.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $199.99

Gregoletto 2017 Colli Trevignani Verdiso

Verdiso grows alongside Glera, the primary grape used to make Prosecco, and it’s usually blended with Glera to give some extra zip to Prosecco; it turns out that on its own it can be a delight. To start, Gregoletto’s indigenous-yeast fermented Verdiso has been picked fully ripe, but it’s only 11.5° alcohol, and it has much more complexity and presence than you might expect from a light wine. Aromatically it gives lots of fruit – green apple, and (even though my acquaintance with them is slight) gooseberries came to mind – in any event there’s plenty of crisp fruit, with chalky and appealing leafy notes. It’s steely and very high-toned, and surprisingly persistent, with pear and honey on the lingering finish. We drank more of the bottle than usual (with a green pea and mushroom risotto), but there was enough left to taste again, and 3 days later the wine was bright and vivid, and perhaps even more complex. Wine geeks will find this very satisfying (esp. at $15.99!), but it’s a potential hit with anyone even slightly adventurous  in your pod who would otherwise ask for a more standardized, Pinot Grigio kind of wine.

This was in December, and I thought I should wait for warmer weather. Spring is coming soon, and in the meantime the importer has reduced the price to an irresistible level. As always, we offer a 10% discount for a 12-bottle case of mixed wines, and, today only, 15% off a 12-bottle case of Gregoletto. Jamie Wolff

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic

I Fabbri 2019 VDT Bianco Casole

Trebbiano and Malvasia, made in concrete with 12 hours of skin contact, which seems perfect for inflecting the wine’s structure without losing freshness – and it’s 11° alcohol! Over the last month we’ve opened 3 bottles at home to have with a variety of food, and we (that is, myself and my wife, who – as is so often the case with wine nerd partners – has a great palate that’s free of wine nerd preconceptions) like the wine more and more. It’s brisk and crisp, showing green apple and herbs, but fairly rich and textured. Last night it was stellar with pasta with roasted fennel and cauliflower and pecorino. A very nice, very good wine. 110 points. Jamie Wolff

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

i Favati 2012 Greco di Tufo Terrantica Etichetta Bianca

I should have known by now that 8 year-old Greco di Tufo had the potential to mature in a very positive way, but this took me by surprise. It’s first a very mineral, chalky wine. It has apricot and peach fruit balanced by lemony acidity – it’s very fresh. There are charming savory notes – like fresh tarragon, and walnuts. It has a lot of richness and opulent texture without being heavy, the opulence being balanced by some tannin – there is no significant skin contact here, but Greco has tannin, which helps give the wine remarkable length. The alcohol is 13.5, which seems just about right as the wine shows no heat or imbalance. It’s not a shy or subtle wine – one of the things that made me think of French wine, since so many Italian white wines are relatively delicate in expression and need to be teased into the open. I Favati works organically in the vines; the Greco is fermented with indigenous yeasts in steel, where it stays for most of a year, with batonnage. It’s bottled unfiltered, and the Etichetta Bianca (white label) is aged in bottle for 4-5 years before it’s released. After 7-8 years, it’s a thing of beauty. Jamie Wolff

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic

Il Conte 2020 IGT Veneto Pinot Grigio

Il Conte Pinot Grigio is 100% tank fermented from organically farmed fruit in the Veneto. The wine is then mostly aged in tank, with a little put in barrels to add texture. Light, bright and refreshing - this is for your next party. Lemony and grassy, with a touch of lean, yellow stone fruit. Drink up!!

  • white
  • 43 in stock
  • $10.99

  • white sparkling
  • 63 in stock
  • no discount
  • $13.99

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $58.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 16 in stock
  • $27.99

Lombardo, Giordano 2019 Gavi di Gavi Vigna San Martino

The Lombardo Gavi is a staple at Chambers. The 2019 has bright fruit of apricot and lemon, zesty minerality, and a medium mouthfeel. Even though there is a bit of weight on the palate, the wine also shows a touch of effervescence. A great bottle for anyone looking for a wine with ripe yellow fruits and a dynamic texture. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $17.99

  • white sweet
  • 2 in stock
  • $79.99

Mongioia 2018 Moscato d'Asti "Belb"

In the Moscato d’Asti zone, farming is driven by volume over quality – almost all the wine made there is from industrial agriculture and industrial winemaking, which is why Moscato is usually cheap wine in every regard. The fruit for Belb comes from edenic hillside vineyards where chemicals have never been used. The winemaking matches the farming. The result is one in a million (think Moscato from Bera, the best possible alternate to Belb) – a focused wine, fresh and clean, with deep layers showing classic Moscato attributes like apricot and pear, delicate floral hints and nutty flavors. Belb is relatively low in residual sugar so it tastes fruity rather than cloying. We sell a lot of Belb to people looking for Barefoot or one of the other brands; despite the relatively high price they come back for more, converted. Jamie Wolff

  • white sparkling off-dry
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $37.99

Montoni 2019 Sicilia IGT Grillo

From the eastern facing, sandy slopes of the Grillo della Timpa Sicilia DOC, Fuedo Montoni delivers a refreshing but complex wine. 30 year old vines, planted at 700 meters above sea level, and handled under certified organic methods. Fermentation happens in cement, and for a portion of that time, the juice is in contact with the grape skins. The wine then ages in cement, in contact with the lees, for 6 months. The result is a complex, but utterly fresh glass of white. The color is clean lemon. The nose offers aromas of golden apple, pear, apricot and white flowers. Flavors are of dried lemon, green herbs, lime zest, salt and white pepper. The skin maceration definitely gives the wine a touch of tannic stability, like banisters to the wine's highly angled, persistent acidity. Really enjoyable wine that wakes up the palate. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 28 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $74.99

  • white fortified sweet
  • 12 in stock
  • $11.99

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $69.99

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  • 15 in stock
  • $38.99

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  • 2 in stock
  • $34.99

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  • 16 in stock
  • $24.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $32.99

Terraquilia 2018 Bianco dell'Emilia Col Fondo Terrebianche

A blend of Pignoletto, also known as Grechetto Gentile, and Trebbiano, from organically farmed grapes. Bottled after halting fermentation, allowing carbonation to develop within the bottle. It is not disgorged, and is cellar aged for 15 months before release. In the glass, the color is a silvery lemon. On the nose, there are rich floral aromas, ripe lemon fruit, and sliced apricots. Like the TerraQuilia reds, this sparkling white is a touch herbaceous, balancing a faint bitterness on the edge of zingy lemon fruit and dried stone fruit. The palate has a bright core, but a softness in surrounding texture, creating a very compelling mouthfeel. Highly drinkable, but full of character. David Hatzopoulos

  • white sparkling
  • 5 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $16.99

  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $199.99